Goran Ivanovic [Group] Live at The Darkroom on 2005-03-27
Disc 1: Set: 1
2. Flying High
3. Seven Boats
4. Walls Of The White City
5. Gajdarsko Oro
6. Jovano Jovanke
7. Balkan Jam
Disc 2: Set: 2
1. Episodes From A Village Dance
2. Macedonian Girl
3. Last Mohican From Rockford
4. Blacksmith's Dance
7. Gates To The Unknowns
8. Kolajdzisko Oro
Collection GoranIvanovicGroupBand/Artist Goran Ivanovic [Group]Venue The DarkroomLocation Chicago, ILSource Studio Projects c-1, X/Y, on stage + Studio Projects C-4 (omni) on stage corners facing audience (with phase reversed) > Mackie ONYX 1220 > JB3@ 16/48Lineage JB3 > pc >wavelab > cdwav > flacTaped by Matthew McCulloch email@example.comTransferred by Matthew McCulloch firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Thanks to Goran, his spectacular band, Michael their archivist for hooking me up with these guys, and the Darkroom and it's fine employees, for allowing this recording to happen. Please support these and other taperfriendly artists by attending their concerts, and buying their retail CDs. For best audio quality, please decode to wav prior to burning. ***
August 4, 2005
This could easily surpass most commercial recordings nowadays, especially live releases. Unique music and band. I can't wait to check these guys out for myself (I'm lucky enough to live in Chicago). Thanks so much for making this music available to us, Matt!
BJ Larsen (aka Razorback)
June 22, 2005
wow, thanx for posting this. These guys are excellent. Great job on the recording too matt, def a clean easy listen!
this will be in my stereo for a few days now!
May 11, 2005
Exciting Fusion by Doran Ivanovic Group
As promised by the reviews, I was not disappointed to hear a tight energetic fusion of world music. Combining the sounds of Gypsy Kings (minus the vocals), Django Reinhardt, Rachel Portman and Duke Ellington with Juan Tizol, I was moved to get out of my seat and dance. A fast paced mix of eastern and western music genres causes a quickening of the heart and a rush of blood through the veins. The track Macedonian Girl provides a smooth departure and is a welcome break to give the audience a moment to reflect. Minus Bella Fleck's banjo, there are some similaries to the Flecktones sound. All in all, not too shabby a comparison! As a departure from the norm, I would like to hear the Doran Ivanovic Group backed by a symphony orchestra for an added dimension in the string sections. This collection of work and the quality of sound in these recordings comes highly recommended by this music lover.
- May 2005
- Winston Salem, North Carolina
May 8, 2005
Fusion on a grand scale. Jazz, classical, rock, folk, Eastern, Western: it's all here in various doses. A little new-agey at times, but not overly so.
Sound quality is top-shelf.
May 4, 2005
Beautiful recording of an amazing performance. Definitely check this out. I agree with Diana's comment about the Flecktones...Especially on track 2
May 3, 2005
Balkan Guitar God?
If you like instrumental music, or classical guitar stylings, or an Eastern European flavor, I highly recommend this. Certain parts glancingly remind me of the Flecktones. Although I've only listened on PC speakers so far, it appears the recording itself could be of crystal, commercial quality.